3R1. Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Materials. - P Haupt (Inst of Mech, Univ of Kassel, Monchebergstr 7, Kassel, 34109, Germany). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2000. 583 pp. ISBN 3-540-66114-X. $82.00.
Reviewed by JL Wegner (Dept of Mech Eng, Univ of Victoria, Eng Office Wing, Room 537, Victoria BC, V8W 3P6, Canada).
The author attempts to portray the ideas and general principles of the theory of materials within the framework of phenomenological continuum mechanics. It is a well-written rigorous mathematical treatment of classical continuum mechanics and deals with such concepts such as elasticity, plasticity, viscoelasticity, and viscoplasticity in nonlinear materials.
The volume consists of 13 chapters. Chapter 1 covers kinematics, that is the geometry of motion and the deformation of material bodies. The outline follows the script of most texts on classical continuum mechanics—the concepts of material bodies and the material...